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Berkeley - Los Angeles Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Berkeley to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Berkeley to Los Angeles usually takes around 9 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance347 mi (558 km)
Shortest duration8h 10m
Cheapest price$32.48
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Berkeley to Los Angeles?

Bus tickets for a trip from Berkeley to Los Angeles cost $57.15 on average. Tickets cheaper than $57.15 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Berkeley to Los Angeles is expected to be between $53 and $77. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 10, 2024, when tickets are available for July 10, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $56.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15JASONDJFMAMJ
Taking the bus from Berkeley to Los Angeles is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $52. If you're planning to take the bus from Berkeley to Los Angeles during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $73. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 25 days in advance to save $28.27 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Berkeley to Los Angeles?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Berkeley to Los Angeles. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US109h 25m$68.26
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 10 trips per day from Berkeley to Los Angeles, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 347 miles from Berkeley to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Berkeley to Los Angeles at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Berkeley to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Berkeley to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Berkeley to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $58.00.

City Information

Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, US - BKY-0

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Berkeley is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay Area and is home to the popular University of California. It has an ethnically diverse community and numerous culinary and art attractions as a college city. Make the most of your trip with a visit to their unique museums, like the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Pacific Film Archive.

The Lawrence Hall of Science offers a planetarium and hands-on exhibits for families. Berkeley is also home to gorgeous parks and green spaces, like the 2000-acre Tilden Regional Park and Adventure Playground. Berkeley is the center of entertainment in California, with the exciting nightlife attracting students and young professionals. Food is an important part of this city, as you can explore the ethnic restaurants and food trucks. Look out for shows held in the Greek Theatre, or explore their ever-growing craft beer scene. Downtown Berkeley is the entertainment district of this college city.

If you're visiting Berkeley, you can do so by train from 85 other cities or bus from 38 cities. The bus lines are provided by FlixBus, while Amtrak supplies most of the train routes. In the town, you can move around with public transit, with student-friendly prices.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Berkeley?

Main departure station: UC Berkeley

Most buses depart from the main station in Berkeley.

All bus stations in Berkeley:

  • UC Berkeley

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: 592 Gayley Ave

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

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